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ICA Hosts Successful Pavilion at JGW Hong Kong Show

“This was a solid year for JGW and ICA.”




ICA Hosts Successful Pavilion at JGW Hong Kong Show

(PRESS RELEASE) HONG KONG — The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) hosted a pavilion at the Jewellery & Gem World (JGW) Hong Kong show last week, and with 40 members exhibitors in the ICA Pavilion, our Association was well-represented. This year, the JGW Show returned to it’s original two-venue format, one at the Asia World Expo and one at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Conference Centre. Other ICA exhibitors were present at both locations. The ICA Pavilion was open September 18 – 22, 2023 at the Asia World Expo location.

“This was a solid year for JGW and ICA,” said Douglas K. Hucker, ICA CEO. “The traffic on the floor was strong and consistent and clearly buyers are returning to trade fairs to replenish inventories and renew relationships. The atmosphere throughout was positive and our ICA exhibitors were pleased with the quality of buyers in attendance.”

During the show, the ICA hosted its annual Member Reception at the Marriott SkyCity Hotel, on September 19, 2023. Almost 300 ICA members attended and were treated to a night of fellowship, food and dancing. The ICA extends our grateful appreciation to our sponsors for the Member Reception: AV Globale, ICA GemLab, Gemburi Chanthaburi, and Wilds Company Ltd. ICA President Damien Cody introduced the new ICA Board to the audience and announced that the next ICA Congress will be held in Shenzhen China from 5-7 March 2024.

The dates for the next JGW Hong Kong Show are September 16 – 20, 2024. The next ICA Pavilion will be held at the GJX Tucson Show, January 30 – February 4, 2024, in Tucson, Arizona.

What is the ICA

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), a non-profit organization, is the only worldwide body specifically created to benefit the global colored gemstone industry. ICA was founded in 1984 and is now comprised of 700+ gem industry leaders from mine to market, including miners, gem cutters, suppliers, retailers, trade associations, gemological laboratories, academia, museums, and more, from 47 countries who are devoted to advancing and promoting the knowledge and appreciation of colored gemstones.

ICA’s global network works to develop a common language for promotion and consistent business standards necessary to improve international communication and trade of colored gemstones.


Over the years ICA has provided direct access to the source for colored gemstones and related information. There is no other international organization with the same collective access to, and knowledge about, all levels of the colored gemstone industry.



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